Every Lookout in Oregon

Black Butte

Type: 20′ L-4 tower
Status: Abandoned
Elevation: 6,235 feet
Visited: June 10, 2016

After visiting Ritter Butte the FFLA group caravaned up to Black Butte. From Highway 395 we drove county road 88 to Road 3955 then up to Road 3956 then up Road 034. The last couple miles of road were in horrible shape. It was very rough and very rutted and there was one big mudhole as well. My Outback never would have made it, so I’m glad I was riding with Jim and Andrea in their truck.

Black Butte Lookout

A tower has stood here since 1933. It is rarely used now and it can’t be staffed during high winds. It might be considered as an addition to the lookout rental program, but if that happens it’ll take years. It needs a lot of work.

Black Butte Lookout

Black Butte Lookout